The carrier also operates to Iraq’s Baghdad, Basra, Erbil and Najaf. The decision to relaunch the flights was taken following the Iraqi authorities’ announcement that that the airport reopened in March.
According to the company, flydubai is the first carrier from the UAE to operate direct flights to the Kurdish city with a twice-a-week service from its Dubai hub to Sulaimaniyah International Airport. The frequency is set to increase to three times a week from June this summer. Flights FZ205/206 are due to operate between Dubai International, Terminal 2 and Sulaimaniyah International Airport on Thursdays and Sundays, and will be the 92nd destination on its codeshare list with Emirates.
Ghaith Al Ghaith, CEO, flydubai, said, "We look forward to further strengthening our network in Iraq, a key market that has been witnessing a rise in investment, trade and tourism.”